Executive Director of People and Purpose

Job title: Executive Director of People and Purpose

Contract: Permanent

Reference: CW363

Based in: Kings Hill, Kent

Department: HR

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week

Grade: G

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits

We are seeking an exceptional and highly experienced human resource professional to provide strategic leadership for all organisation culture and people-related activities, health, safety and wellbeing, organisational development and facilities management across CAF.

Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be a key part of the strategic leadership team of CAF and you will work closely with our Board, Executive team and senior leadership group to lead a process to develop a sustainable and impactful business model for the CAF Group. Additionally, you will lead on the development and implementation of a transformative people strategy, underpinned by the delivery of excellent people management and development frameworks, with a clear focus on organisational development and continuous improvement.

You will be responsible for leading the HR and Facilities teams to ensure pro-active, high quality and cost effective services are provided that support the business strategy and direction.

To be successful in the role you will be a Chartered Fellow or Chartered Member of the CIPD and will have previously operated in an HR leadership role in a complex and dynamic organisation. You will have a proven track record of leading on HR strategy implementation, business transformation and positively shaping organisational culture. You will also show demonstrable commitment to diversity and inclusion, coaching and mentoring. You will be someone who leads from the front while taking your people and the rest of your colleagues with you. You will be focused, innovative, resourceful and fair. Please see the job description and person specification for the full role responsibilities and requirements.

About us

We’re a charity, a bank and champion for better giving, and for over 90 years we’ve been helping donors, companies and charities make a bigger impact. We exist to make giving go further, so together we can transform more lives and communities around the world. We are CAF and we make giving count.


CAF is a Disability Confident Employer. We guarantee to interview disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the role. Please advise us if you consider yourself to have a disability.

For further information about this exciting opportunity or to apply please send your CV and a supporting statement explaining why you would be the best candidate for this position to humanresources@cafonline.org quoting reference number CW363. If this method of applying is not possible, then please contact a member of the HR team either by the email address above or by calling us on 03000 123 566 to discuss how we can support you to apply.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

Download job description and person specification

Closing date for receipt of applications is 30 September.

First stage interviews will take place on 12th and 13th October.

Applicants shortlisted for final stage will be required to undertake psychometric assessments and meet with other Executive Directors.

Final interviews on 21st October.